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PRE-MATCH CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL 2019 - Liverpool Vs Spurs (UCL 8pm 1st June 2019), Madrid

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Why the fuck would someone, as a season ticket holder and hopefully a proper fan, get their grubby hands on a precious CL final ticket, only to try to scalp their fellow supporters?

I hate it how people do it for music events, can't understand that either. But for a CL final?! I guess they aren't real fans and don't actually care about the match. Or it's just the culture we live in.
£4000?
 



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Indeed. As much as I hate it, it's easy to understand when there are those out there willing to pay so much. 4-5k will be an awful lot of money to a lot of people.

Not condoning it of course, and fully hope the club make serious attempts to put a stop to it all.
It's doing things like that which allows season ticket holders to pay for their season ticket in the first place. Build up the credits and then get tickets to the CL final etc. I doubt the person who sells a ticket for these exhorbitant prices only has this one ticket to Madrid. They'll still be going using another ticket but someone else has just paid for everything. It's not right but it's human nature.
 

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Indeed. As much as I hate it, it's easy to understand when there are those out there willing to pay so much. 4-5k will be an awful lot of money to a lot of people.

Not condoning it of course, and fully hope the club make serious attempts to put a stop to it all.
That’s your problem right there, 4-5k is 30% of most people’s wage. Obviously unless your in a good trade, work for yourself etc. If someone is willing to pay £5000 for a ticket & your only earning £17,000 a year your going to be very tempted to take it. Its going to Cover a couple family holidays or even a new car, maybe pay off that debt you’ve got.

Surely the easiest way to sort it would be to stop places like stubhub from selling tickets for whatever event for such high inflation from the original face value price. That way you would only see tickets for sale on there website that are from genuine people that can’t get to the event, stubhub don’t lose out because they still get the selling fee. It certainly takes away all temptation of buying tickets to sell on for profit.
 

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It's just over a week to go before our final game of the season and I'm beginning to get the old butterflies in the stomach. I'm not worried about Liverpool not turning up on the day, they will, it's just that I couldn't stand another loss in the final. It would be heartbreaking to suffer two Champions League defeats on the bounce and that's what's making me feel nervous. I would love us to beat the Spuds in 90+ minutes by 4-1, but there is that little niggle inside me that worries about getting beat. I hope I'm wrong, I know I'm wrong, we have to win it, we must.
I feel exactly the same. This season LFC has taken over my life like none since the days of my childhood, which is now a long time ago. Every game since the very first one against West Ham has seemed like a must win. The wait between games has been interminable. At some point you think the pressure might be released but we just went on and on, winning and winning, the expectation building all the time. I have been so invested in this team all season that surely there has to be some kind of reward at the end of it.

I am just about over losing out on the title. I thought the 3 week wait til the CL final might allow me to focus on the important things in life like family and friends, that I might actually at last be able to do some meaningful work, but no, I cannot remember being this nervous about a game so far in advance of it actually taking place.

Every time I think about this game rationally I know we will win it. It is the CL final. The biggest game in club football. Even though it's Spurs it's not going to be like an FA Cup or Carabao Cup final. Spurs might think so but the enormity of it all will hit them when they get there. Just like it hit us last year. We know what to expect and we are a much better team than we were last year. We are also a much better team than Spurs. Beat them twice this season. They lost 13 times in the league. We lost once and finished 26 points ahead of them. Since our 'B' team lost to Wolves in that Cup thing that City eventually won, we have played 23 games and lost only once, a travesty of a result in Barcelona where we dominated them on their own turf. In that same sequence we triumphed in the Allianz, thrashed Barca in the return leg, conjured up heart-stopping wins against Southampton, Spurs, Fulham and Newcastle in pursuit of the title. Even when we were completely exhausted knowing that the title was gone against Wolves, we were professional to the end, boxing off a 2-0 win. JK was right. Fucking mentality giants. We will win.

Occasionally the irrational bit of me takes over and I think of how Spurs actually made it to the final. Five minutes away from getting knocked out in the group stage, actually knocked out at the QF stage before Sterling's goal was (hilariously) disallowed and then just a few seconds away from getting knocked out in the semis. If ever a team might think that the hand of fate was guiding them to be CL winners it will be Spurs.

Whenever I hear people talk about fate and bad luck in football I think it is usually an excuse to mask the fact that you just weren't good enough but if we don't win in Madrid I may be forced to reconsider that. If we lose I will assume that Liverpool are cursed, that Klopp is cursed and that I am cursed. It will be the only logical explanation for us not bringing home number 6.
 

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I feel exactly the same. This season LFC has taken over my life like none since the days of my childhood, which is now a long time ago. Every game since the very first one against West Ham has seemed like a must win. The wait between games has been interminable. At some point you think the pressure might be released but we just went on and on, winning and winning, the expectation building all the time. I have been so invested in this team all season that surely there has to be some kind of reward at the end of it.

I am just about over losing out on the title. I thought the 3 week wait til the CL final might allow me to focus on the important things in life like family and friends, that I might actually at last be able to do some meaningful work, but no, I cannot remember being this nervous about a game so far in advance of it actually taking place.

Every time I think about this game rationally I know we will win it. It is the CL final. The biggest game in club football. Even though it's Spurs it's not going to be like an FA Cup or Carabao Cup final. Spurs might think so but the enormity of it all will hit them when they get there. Just like it hit us last year. We know what to expect and we are a much better team than we were last year. We are also a much better team than Spurs. Beat them twice this season. They lost 13 times in the league. We lost once and finished 26 points ahead of them. Since our 'B' team lost to Wolves in that Cup thing that City eventually won, we have played 23 games and lost only once, a travesty of a result in Barcelona where we dominated them on their own turf. In that same sequence we triumphed in the Allianz, thrashed Barca in the return leg, conjured up heart-stopping wins against Southampton, Spurs, Fulham and Newcastle in pursuit of the title. Even when we were completely exhausted knowing that the title was gone against Wolves, we were professional to the end, boxing off a 2-0 win. JK was right. Fucking mentality giants. We will win.

Occasionally the irrational bit of me takes over and I think of how Spurs actually made it to the final. Five minutes away from getting knocked out in the group stage, actually knocked out at the QF stage before Sterling's goal was (hilariously) disallowed and then just a few seconds away from getting knocked out in the semis. If ever a team might think that the hand of fate was guiding them to be CL winners it will be Spurs.

Whenever I hear people talk about fate and bad luck in football I think it is usually an excuse to mask the fact that you just weren't good enough but if we don't win in Madrid I may be forced to reconsider that. If we lose I will assume that Liverpool are cursed, that Klopp is cursed and that I am cursed. It will be the only logical explanation for us not bringing home number 6.
Brilliant. Again. You have the gift of being able to reduce jumbled thoughts and put them to paper. I just forwarded this to my family saying you must be in my head.:well done:
 

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Need some advice. I have declared that I will get my first tattoo if the Reds should win. I’m not wavering. However, I am wondering if I should go ahead with a first consultation prior to the match or after. I’m not sure of the proper superstition etiquette.

@Scott Jones please pm me some designs.

And anyone who wants tickets to attend said tattooing in case this event should come to pass, please let me know.
 



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Need some advice. I have declared that I will get my first tattoo if the Reds should win. I’m not wavering. However, I am wondering if I should go ahead with a first consultation prior to the match or after. I’m not sure of the proper superstition etiquette.

@Scott Jones please pm me some designs.

And anyone who wants tickets to attend said tattooing in case this event should come to pass, please let me know.
I'll take a ticket, but reserve the right to sell it for £4,000 on the black market.
 

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Need some advice. I have declared that I will get my first tattoo if the Reds should win. I’m not wavering. However, I am wondering if I should go ahead with a first consultation prior to the match or after. I’m not sure of the proper superstition etiquette.

@Scott Jones please pm me some designs.

And anyone who wants tickets to attend said tattooing in case this event should come to pass, please let me know.
I'm the original chicken, I hate needles. How about a stick on tattoo?
 

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Anyone else a little mystified why we have to wait 3 1/2 weeks for the final, yet we played the semis amid a load of important fixtures. Could they not have spread the games out?

Am I the only one thinking all the impetus of our recent work will be lost in the 3 plus weeks of down time. To be honest, I have started not caring, the wait is so long.

Would it surprise anyone we came out flat? Breaks never really helped us during the season.

Game should have been played this weekend at the very latest. Pretty sure the old European Cup Finals were on a Wednesday night as well. That was at the arse end of 42 game season, when we probably could have used the fucking rest.

Guess that's money and advertising doing the talking these days.
 



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Whenever I hear people talk about fate and bad luck in football I think it is usually an excuse to mask the fact that you just weren't good enough but if we don't win in Madrid I may be forced to reconsider that. If we lose I will assume that Liverpool are cursed, that Klopp is cursed and that I am cursed. It will be the only logical explanation for us not bringing home number 6.
At the end of the day, it's all about probabilities. I agree with you that we are favourites for this one. Everything rational points out towards us winning it this time. But imagine a red card against us at the first minute, with an ensuing penalty. This would be enough to sway it completely and move the odds away from us.

This is why you're right to be nervous, and I'm too. But on the other hand, we know that the boys will put in a monumental fight for this one whatever the scenario of the game, and it will be well worthy of watching it. Hell, these lads are absolutely capable of beating Tottenham with ten men and a one-goal handicap if need be!
 

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Anyone else a little mystified why we have to wait 3 1/2 weeks for the final, yet we played the semis amid a load of important fixtures. Could they not have spread the games out?

Am I the only one thinking all the impetus of our recent work will be lost in the 3 plus weeks of down time. To be honest, I have started not caring, the wait is so long.

Would it surprise anyone we came out flat? Breaks never really helped us during the season.

Game should have been played this weekend at the very latest. Pretty sure the old European Cup Finals were on a Wednesday night as well. That was at the arse end of 42 game season, when we probably could have used the fucking rest.

Guess that's money and advertising doing the talking these days.
I think your question is the wrong way around. The CL final is played only once all the major European leagues have concluded, which won't be until this weekend for Ligue 1 and Serie A.

The real question is why did the Premier League need to be concluded so early? People are always moaning about fixture congestion etc...couldn't the PL have gone on until this weekend as well?
 

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Anyone else a little mystified why we have to wait 3 1/2 weeks for the final, yet we played the semis amid a load of important fixtures. Could they not have spread the games out?

Am I the only one thinking all the impetus of our recent work will be lost in the 3 plus weeks of down time. To be honest, I have started not caring, the wait is so long.

Would it surprise anyone we came out flat? Breaks never really helped us during the season.

Game should have been played this weekend at the very latest. Pretty sure the old European Cup Finals were on a Wednesday night as well. That was at the arse end of 42 game season, when we probably could have used the fucking rest.

Guess that's money and advertising doing the talking these days.

Think it's literally the week after the final UEFA associated league finishes their schedule. EPL without a winter break causes this long layoff versus the other leagues.
 

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I think your question is the wrong way around. The CL final is played only once all the major European leagues have concluded, which won't be until this weekend for Ligue 1 and Serie A.

The real question is why did the Premier League need to be concluded so early? People are always moaning about fixture congestion etc...couldn't the PL have gone on until this weekend as well?
Or that...... Either way, we are off three weeks pulling the proverbial wire
 

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Much too early to think about this, but in honesty I think we know the team bar one or two questions.

No doubt about the keeper or the full backs. The biggest question is around Van Dijk’s partner. In all likelihood Matip keeps his place.

As long as Firmino is fit, the front three is also set.

Fabinho and Henderson probably nailed on for starts, with the last question a choice of Wijnaldum or Milner. I have a feel Klopp will want Milner on the pitch for his experience.
You think Bobby strolls back into his starting position after the game Origi just had?

Ruthless
 



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anyone else going to madrid? not got a ticket for it but decided to go anyway,can always bunk in.lol

going by car anyone know a good area to park in? will be sleeping in it as well I'm not forking out for a room I will barely be in.
 

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Need some advice. I have declared that I will get my first tattoo if the Reds should win. I’m not wavering. However, I am wondering if I should go ahead with a first consultation prior to the match or after. I’m not sure of the proper superstition etiquette.

@Scott Jones please pm me some designs.

And anyone who wants tickets to attend said tattooing in case this event should come to pass, please let me know.


With Firmino,Klopp,Mo and Moreno on your front. :cheers:
 

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Heading down from Glasgow to watch the game in Liverpool. Staying at hotel in Warrington anyone know roughly taxi cost from there to Liverpool city centre? And the best place to watch the game in city centre?
 



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Heading down from Glasgow to watch the game in Liverpool. Staying at hotel in Warrington anyone know roughly taxi cost from there to Liverpool city centre? And the best place to watch the game in city centre?
City centre might have too many Angostaras about Angus. Otherwise known as Bluenoses.
 

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You’d get a hell of a lot more players on mine’s back! Whole bloody league ;)
Yea. Well that can happen if you marry a Sumo wrestler; the J-league players are a bit smaller on average.
 



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